Most of us aren’t born to be Orson Welles, Jean-Luc Goddard, or Steven Spielberg. In short, we simply don’t have what it takes to make great movies. And yet, you don’t have to be first-class filmmaker to cobble together some pretty amazing home movies. Obviously, you’ll love whatever you shoot because it has the people you love in it. But you’d certainly prefer it if their heads weren’t cut off by the top of the frame or their words lost because you forgot to check the audio input before filming. If you want your home videos to look like they were shot and edited by a pro, here are just a few tips to help you get started.